Dear Editor, We want to thank all of our friends, families, and work partners for supporting us by voting for our teams in the Dancing with the Barton Stars competition. We agreed to be one of the dancers because we believed in the purpose of the fundraiser but you responded with such enthusiasm and encouragement that it made us work even harder to give you a night of fun entertainment. We gave our time and ...
Dear Editor, NASCAR is the number one spectator sport in the United States with 75 million loyal fans, many of whom are dedicated American Red Cross blood donors. That's why NASCAR and the American Red Cross are once again teaming up for Red Cross Racing, a donor rewards program designed to increase the number of blood donors and the number of times they give blood. For the fourth year in a row, Greg Biffle, driver ...
Tombstone, Ariz., which was the site of the legendary 1881 Gunfight at the O.K. Corral, is about 70 miles from the Tucson shopping center where a U.S. congresswoman, a federal judge and others were shot in January.
Who are you believing in for your salvation? I must admit when I was younger I believed in people who told me I was saved. I lived like hell but I had been told that I was saved and should never doubt it by many ministers. I believed in their words for my salvation. Let's think for a moment. If a friend, family member or reputable person such as a minister tells you that you ...
Dear Editor, To Great Bend Military Moms: On behalf of me and my team, I just wanted to extend my greatest thanks for the wonderful Christmas care packages that you sent us. It was a wonderful surprise to receive your packages. We are at a pretty remote base, so the team loved getting a resupply of toiletries and goodies. Just a little background, we are a seven-man team operating in eastern Afghanistan tasked with assessing ...
BENNINGTON - The Central Kansas Cruisers youth track and field team competed in Bennington on April 16.
Grizzlies 104, Spurs 86 MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Mike Conley had 15 points and seven assists to help the eighth-seeded Memphis Grizzlies rout the San Antonio Spurs on Monday night and grab a commanding 3-1 lead in their opening series. The Grizzlies already had made franchise history by winning their first playoff game in Game 1 and added their first playoff win at home. Now they are a game away from becoming the second eighth ...
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - In a sharply worded rebuke of Ohio State's Jim Tressel, the NCAA on Monday accused the 10-year coach of withholding information and lying to keep Buckeyes players on the field who had accepted improper benefits from the owner of a tattoo parlor.
After seven weeks of bitter back and forth, failed talks and growing uncertainty about the 2011 season, a federal judge has ordered an immediate end to the NFL lockout.
The Hoisington location of the Great Bend-based Becker Tire will no longer be operating at the close of business on Wednesday, Becker Tire Executive Vice-president Steve Burhenn said.
ARKANSAS CITY - Florence C. (Maloney) Walter-McDermott, 74, of Arkansas City, formerly of Great Bend, died Monday at Sterling House of Arkansas City. Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Rindt-Erdman Funeral Home of Arkansas City.
The office of Kansas State Treasurer Ron Estes will offer the opportunity for people to check for unclaimed property - such as refunds from utilities - by sponsoring an "Unclaimed Property on the Road" program. Staff will be available at 4 p.m. today at the Rice County Courthouse in Lyons and 6:30 p.m. today at the Stafford County Courthouse in St. John. On Wednesday the program will be ...
A hundred years ago, business tycoon Samuel Insull consolidated smaller utility companies to form the behemoth (albeit public charity-sounding) Commonwealth Edison. Because of the infrastructure needed to provide energy to an increasingly power-hunger public, Insull and others argued that Commonwealth Edison was a natural monopoly; inherently one company had to dominate the market. This battle cry enabled a mere 10 utility systems to control three-quarters of the nation's electricity business by the time FDR was ...
What compromises must we make when it comes to our security on the one hand, and our privacy on the other? Personally, I'm far less concerned about being tracked by the National Security Agency than I am about being monitored by, say, Google.
The Barton Community College men's basketball team routed Hesston on Monday night at Kirkman Activity Center 98-69.
The Barton Community College women's basketball team closed out the 2013 portion of their season right.
VALLEY CENTER - The Great Bend High School wrestling team opened the season on Saturday, finishing fifth at the Valley Center Duals Tournament.
OSBORNE - The Hoisington High School wrestling team went to the Osborne Invitational as defending tournament champions.
Bryce Petty had to wait behind a Heisman Trophy winner and then another record-setting quarterback for his turn at Baylor.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - Kansas State is headed back to the desert, this time to face Michigan in the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl.
RUSSELL - It took more than four quarters, but Russell High School's girls' basketball team put Ellinwood away in overtime.
RUSSELL - Ellinwood High School's boys' basketball team took an early lead and held on to beat Russell 54-41 on Friday night.
SALINA - While the Great Bend High School boys' swimming team finished fourth out of five teams in the Panthers' season-opening meet at Salina, they showed some potential according to head coach Steve Beaumont.
BRONCOS 51, TITANS 28
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Jim Johnson, Sunflower Diversified Services executive director, left, accepts a donation of $365.30 from John Clayton, Ellinwood Knights of Columbus Grand Knight. The K of C donated proceeds from its recent Tootsie Roll fundraiser to the non-profit agency. Johnson expressed gratitude on behalf of people with developmental disabilities and delays who receive Sunflower's services.
Nikki Snow has been recognized for her exemplary customer service at Office Products Inc. – some of which is obvious to customers, some not so obvious.